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Causes, Symptoms & Treatments Of Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a severe eye condition that causes the corneal layer to thin and lose its strength to remain in natural shape. Due to the weakening of the cornea, the sclera, which is the inner white soft tissues comprising most of the eye, pushes outwards, bulging the eye’s shape from convex to a cone. This condition usually affects both eyes, but in most cases, one of them appears more severally affected. If not diagnosed in time, It can lead to complete vision loss and ultimately require a cornea transplant from a Keratoconus specialist in Mumbai.

This affecting-one-eye nature of Keratoconus makes it challenging to detect in its early stages, as the other relatively healthy eye prevents the vision changes from being apparent. People sometimes have it for years without ever knowing it. Also, because the condition progresses gradually, it is often detected only after the cornea has significantly steepened.

What Causes keratoconus?

Unexpectedly, young, healthy people in their 20s mostly develop Keratoconus for no specific reasons. However, doctors who frequently offer Keratoconus treatment in Mumbai suspect that it could be due to:

  • Hereditary inheritance, as many patients with a family history of this condition, are seen to develop it.
  • Certain underlying health conditions such as down syndrome
  • Persistent habitual rubbing of the eyes for a long time

What Are The Common Symptoms Of Keratoconus?

The visible changes in the cornea’s shape do not become apparent for a long time. In fact, you can’t even spot the changes in someone else’s eye in its early stages. The only possible warnings are related to vision changes, such as:

  • Consistent worsening of vision detected at every eye exam
  • The inability of corrective lenses to improve the patient’s vision to 20/20
  • blurry, distorted (astigmatism) vision or nearsightedness

How Is Keratoconus Treated?

In the early stages, our keratoconus specialist in Mumbai typically starts treatment with corrective eyeglasses and soft or hard contact lenses for manageable cases. However, if the condition escalates  Cornea collagen cross linking is used to stop further progression of the disease. Rarely in severe potential vision loss, a cornea transplant may be the logical option.

only way to know your best option is to find an experienced eye specialist known to provide effective Keratoconus treatment in Mumbai and getting your eyes diagnosed with Dr Vinay Agarwal is one such highly commended ophthalmologist in Mumbai who can guide you through your condition and offer the best treatment options suitable for you. You can visit the Clear Vision website to book your online consultation and discuss your eye issue with him today.